14 killed in Afghan suicide bombing


Kabul, Feb 22 (IANS) At least 14 people were killed and 11 others injured as a suicide bombing rocked Afghanistan’s eastern province of Parwan on Monday, a provincial government spokesman told Xinhua.

“The blast took place in Seyyagard District at around midday. The killed and injured were shifted to a hospital in the district, west of provincial capital Charikar city,” the spokesman said.

The bomber targeted an Afghan local police patrol near the district office building.

Those killed included six officers and seven civilians in addition to the bomber, the official added.

“Some six police, including a local police commander, and five civilian passersby were wounded,” he said.

No group has claimed responsibility yet for the attack, but the Taliban insurgent group routinely claims responsibility for such attacks.